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Bhutto party to decide whether to be in election

December 30, 2007

Associated Press
December 30, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The opposition Pakistan People’s Party is set to hold a critical meeting Sunday in the wake of leader Benazir Bhutto’s assassination to decide whether to still take part in parliamentary elections due Jan. 8.

The People’s Party meeting, which will also hear a reading of Bhutto’s last will and testament, comes amid growing controversy surrounding her death.

The government Saturday rejected foreign help in investigating Bhutto’s assassination. The Islamic militant group blamed by officials for the attack that killed Bhutto denied any links to the killing, and Bhutto’s aides accused the government of a cover-up.

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